A violent death unleashes the story of a cursed lineage. Jon was shot in the back, in an isolated house where the only otheroccupants were his family. Who pulled the trigger? Thirteen characters.<br><br>Thirteen different points of view. Dead Lands is a kaleidoscopic narrative that unfurls an atavistic universe where characters are burdened by savage origins,two deaths, and a dark secret. A literary descendant of William Faulkner's 'Absalom, Absalom!', the novel recalls the obsessive rhythm of Thomas Bernhard, and Merce Rodoreda's treatment of anguish in 'Death in Spring'.<br><br>Nuria Bendicho's work asks difficult questions about human nature and takes us into a sordid world, one from which it is difficult to emerge without feeling both anger and compassion.